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June 30, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked at night by a bear and severely injured, but she made a 911 call that led to her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso and leg wounds. She was in critical condition in Anchorage, police said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
"The Torso" is the unifying theme of an eclectic group show featuring 11 artists working in a variety of media. Unlike the more popular genres of landscape, still life and portraiture, the torso is an oddly idiosyncratic form, replete with contradictions and ambiguity. Its stunted, limbless disfiguration suggests physical violence, sadomasochism, a sense of incompleteness.
HEALTH
July 28, 2012 | By Roy M. Wallack, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Some tips for stand-up paddleboarding, from top pro Danny Ching: The paddle: Generally, it should be your height plus 8 to 10 inches. Too short a paddle will make you hunch over and hurt your back. Too long can hurt your shoulders. Stability: Stand in the center of the board with feet shoulder width apart, using the handle as a reference point. Look forward and keep an erect torso and a slight bend in the knees. Think of the paddle as a third leg of a tripod and a stabilizing tool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was shot and killed Wednesday night near the border of Bell and Maywood, authorities said. The shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. in the 4500 block of Randolph Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.   [Update, 1:15 p.m. PST Dec. 26: The sheriff's department says the victim was 17-year-old Luis Mendez, who was walking on Randolph Street when he was chased and shot by four men. The suspects fled in a vehicle.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
A nude torso of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, went on public display in New York on Thursday -- the first time the alluring marble sculpture from the 1st century BC has been seen outside her mythical birthplace. With her classic figure and glowing patina, "Aphrodite Anadyomene," or Aphrodite emerging from the sea, literally came out of the Mediterranean. The 3-foot-tall torso was recovered by divers at Na Paphos in 1956 on the southwest coast of Cyprus.
HEALTH
November 6, 2010 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Shoulders are a very complex area of our bodies because they are highly flexible joints that move in many directions. It's important to train them with appropriate exercises, like this one, designed to improve joint stability and muscular balance. Sit upright in a sturdy chair (you can also perform it standing upright). Grasp a dumbbell in each hand. Begin with your upper arms hugging the sides of your torso, elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and tucked into your waist. Start with the ends of the dumbbell touching at the center of your waist.
HEALTH
May 30, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Your internal and external obliques are located on the sides of the torso. They are responsible for bending and rotating your torso and are used in almost every activity. To train them properly, incorporate twisting moves like this one. Lie face-up on a mat or a flat, padded surface. Raise your legs straight up and bend your knees so that your shins are parallel to the floor. Place both hands behind your head, elbows pointed to the sides. On an exhalation, contract your abdominals and bring your right shoulder toward your left hip. Pause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 25-year-old man walking in his Canoga Park neighborhood Monday was shot and killed by an unknown gunman. Witnesses told police the man was walking north on Loma Verde Avenue at 5:25 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, pulled up. The driver got out, ran up to the victim and opened fire, shooting him several times in the torso.
HEALTH
January 9, 2012 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Use light weights in this exercise for a convenient, fast and effective way to work the fronts and backs of your arms at the same time. Remember to pull your abdominal muscles in to support your spine in this forward bend. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Grasp a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells, bend your knees slightly and lean forward so your torso is almost parallel to the floor. Keep your elbows next to the sides of your torso. Straighten your right arm behind you until your elbow is straight and next to your body.
HEALTH
January 3, 2011 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Practice this classic yoga posture called "reverse warrior" to strengthen your legs, stretch the muscles on the sides of your torso and open your hips. Remember to be patient with this pose. With regular practice, it will help ease back pain and improve your posture and gait. Begin with your feet parallel to each other in a wide stance. Turn your right foot out and your left foot in slightly. Bend your right knee to a 90-degree angle so that your right knee is directly above your right foot.
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